In addition to their aesthetic aspect, indoor plants have many other virtues, whether for our home or our physical and psychological well-being. Integrating green plants into our environment provides unsuspected benefits, so why not let nature reclaim its rights in our home.
Plants are trendy and now hold a special place in interior design. In a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, they have their place everywhere and it is easy to emphasize them according to the way they are arranged: by grouping them and playing with their size, their shape, their color and their foliage, by hanging them or by creating a green wall. The green of the plants brings a colorful touch and enhances the color of the walls. Plants also blend in well with the “raw” and “natural” furniture trends. They bring life and create a pleasant and serene atmosphere in every room.
Taking care of plants is a source of peace. Taking the time to water, care for, prune and repot them helps us to slow down our pace and reduce our stress. They bring oxygen in the air we breathe and purify it. Moreover, they increase the humidity level which contributes to our respiratory well-being. But in addition to contributing to our physical and moral well-being, some plants also have small-scale depolluting virtues.
Contrary to popular belief, the air in our homes is five to ten times more polluted than the air outside. Wooden furniture, wall coverings and floors generate VOCs, Chemical Volatile Compounds, which are released into our homes and can cause headaches, allergies or asthma attacks. Choosing green plants to clean your home improves the quality of your indoor air. These plants absorb pollutants from the air through their leaves and transform them into organic products which they feed on and then release oxygen in the form of vapor.
The aloe vera is the specialist of healthy interiors thanks to its power of absorption of the carbon monoxide.
Mother-in-law’s tongue or Sansevera is a succulent that is very efficient in converting carbon dioxide into oxygen.
The ficus absorbs mainly the harmful substances contained in detergents. It also acts on cigarette smoke, air fresheners, varnishes.
The fern, thanks to its high absorption and rejection power, eliminates most of the harmful substances contained in cleaning products.
Some plants, such as the cactus whose spines absorb waves, have an impact against magnetic waves.
Although scientists are divided on the depolluting power of indoor plants, they have other attractions and virtues. So let’s be seduced and adopt them at home.